Paul Davids is from Bethesda, Maryland, the son of a famous Georgetown University professor of American History, Dr. Jules Davids, who worked extensively with John F. Kennedy on the writing of PROFILES IN COURAGE (for which his father is credited in the Preface) and who was a professor to Jacqueline Kennedy and later to Georgetown undergraduate Bill Clinton. Paul Davids is a graduate of Princeton University, where he majored in psychology and won numerous awards in writing. He then attended the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film Studies in Beverly Hills. He is married to Hollace Davids, who is Senior Vice-President of Special Projects for Universal Pictures and who has produced several of his films.
After a few years working as a script analyst for Hollywood agent Paul Kohner (where he read all the submissions for Charles Bronson, John Huston, and even William Wyler), his career in film and television took off when he got his “first break” as production coordinator (and a writer) of the original “TRANSFORMERS” TV show for Marvel Productions. He co-wrote (with Hollace Davids) THE FIRES OF PELE: MARK TWAIN’S LEGENDARY LOST JOURNAL and the husband and wife team co-wrote six STAR WARS sequel novels for Lucasfilm and Bantam books, including the award-winning MISSION FROM MOUNT YODA plus THE GLOVE OF DARTH VADER, THE LOST CITY OF THE JEDI, ZORBA THE HUTT’S REVENGE, QUEEN OF THE EMPIRE and PROPHETS OF THE DARK SIDE. The books sold millions of copies and were published in many languages.
Paul Davids is a prolific artist whose paintings have been displayed at many galleries ( www.pauldavids-artist.com ) He is a member of the Writers Guild of America and Producers Guild of America. Four of Paul Davids’ films are distributed to TV by NBC Universal’s International TV Division, including “STARRY NIGHT,” “THE SCI-FI BOYS”, “JESUS IN INDIA” (www.jesus-in-india-the-movie.com ) and “BEFORE WE SAY GOODBYE” ( www.beforewesaygoodbye.com ). Information on all his films (including “SHE DANCES ALONE”, “TIMOTHY LEARY’S DEAD” and “THE ARTIST & THE SHAMAN”) and his books and music can be found at www.pauldavids.com and some additional info is available at www.starrynightmovie.com
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